The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
The Medical Center of the Institut Pasteur (MCIP) is the only public health entity of the Institut Pasteur in direct contact with the public, through its vaccination center and its out-patient-department (OPD). The traditional activities of the MCIP are clinical, in two main fields:
Infectious and Tropical diseases, travel medicine
The two main medical orientations are travel medicine (with vaccination and travel advice prior to departure) in adults and children, and imported post travel diseases (mainly infectious and tropical). A consultation is dedicated to NGO employees, providing them healthcare before and after expatriation. Other key orientations include:
- rabies treatment after exposure, with a large amount of patients coming from enzootic areas. The MCIP rabies also works in close collaboration with the National Reference Center for Rabies to support the monitoring and alert system.
- HIV infection, in close collaboration with the Necker University hospital via the Necker Pasteur Infectious Diseases Center (cohort of 800 patients),
- other cosmopolitan infectious diseases (Lyme borreliosis, etc.),
- “infectious” dermatology, with a particular focus on hidradenitis suppurativa, in close collaboration with Necker University Hospital.
The medical emphasis is on general allergology, both diagnostic and therapeutic, with a special interest in hereditary angioedema. The MCIP has the most important cohort in France for this disease.
The MCIP team also manages clinical research and epidemiological studies, directly connected to its medical orientations.
Since 2008, the MCIP has been involved in a quality management system. It is the first health center in France to receive the AFAQ certificate from AFNOR certification.